Sarah Cooper is an American comedian and author. In early 2020, she became popular after she began posting videos of her lip-syncing to statements made by Donald Trump, the 45th US President.
Sarah Cooper was born as ‘Sarah Anne Cooper’ on Monday, December 19, 1977 (age 42 years; as in 2019), in Jamaica.
When she was three, her family moved to Rockville in Maryland, US, in 1980. She attained her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Maryland. In the final year of her graduation, she pursued a course in multimedia designing, which led her to do pursue a Master’s degree in Digital Design from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5
Hair Color: Black”
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Family & Ethnicity
Her father was an electrical engineer for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and her mother worked in the human resources department of a consulting company.
She has a sister named Charmaine Cooper who is Nurse.
When she was working at Google, she met Jeff Palm, who worked as an Engineer there. They both soon came into relationhip. The couple took marriage vows in 2015.
She began her career as a user experience designer at Yahoo in San Francisco. When she turned 30, she left Yahoo to pursue her career in acting. However, to her dismay, she didn’t do well in acting. Soon, she began doing stand-up comedy in Atlanta, which also turned out to be failure as she got little to no pay from her stand-up shows. Later, she began working at Google Docs as a user experience designer. While working for Google Docs, she continued to write and perform stand-ups.
In 2014, she started her blog by the name ‘The Cooper Review.’
The same year, she wrote an article on her blog titled ’10 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings,’ which went viral. Later in 2014, she abandoned her job at Google to pursue her career as a full-time writer and comedian. Her first book ‘100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings: How to Get By Without Even Trying’ was published by Kansas City: Andrews McMeel Publishing in 2016.
She also published two more books: Draw What Success Looks Like (2016) and How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings (2018).
In the spring of 2020, she started posting satirical videos of her lip-syncing to Donald Trump’s (on the topic of potential cures for the 2019 coronavirus) statement on her TikTok account. Soon, she began more of such videos on Trump, which went viral and garnered massive media and public attention. Sarah’s videos were reviewed as ‘examples of how comedians can perform political satire without any audience.’ According to Sarah,
I had taken away the suit and the podium and the people behind him smiling and nodding and calling him “sir,” and all that was left were his empty words, which, in reality, were not the best. It felt like the antidote to the gaslighting. I don’t know if Trump has seen them, but I’m starting to think he might not realize I’m making fun of him. Maybe he’s even flattered by my reenactments of all the preposterous things he gets away with saying on an hourly basis. But I am hoping he won’t get away with them much longer. And if my videos help some people who’ve mentally checked out of politics check back in again, I’m all for it. This is the year. Make sure you vote. Make sure you get involved and don’t remain silent about the issues you care about. As much as I love making these videos, my dream is to fire my head writer and move on to new material.”
- She was interest in performing arts since her childhood. Talking about it, she said,
I wanted to be a singer at first. But I was told I didn’t have a good voice, which was difficult. Then I found theater. I was on stage a lot in high school.”
- Sarah loves dogs and has a pet dog named Stella.
- Sarah Cooper likes to drive and owns a Ferrari.
- In 2016, she started her own YouTube channel ‘ Sarah Cooper’ in which she posts satirical videos; her channel has more than 283K people subscribed to it. Sarah also has another YouTube channel by the name ‘The Cooper Review,’ but she doesn’t posts much on the channel.
- In 2020, she made an appearance as ‘Inigo Montoya’ in American comedy miniseries ‘Home Movie: The Princess Bride,’ which is based on the 1987 film of the same name.
- In August 2020, Netflix announced that Sarah will have her own comedy series on Netflix called ‘Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine,’ which will feature subjects such as politics, race, gender, and class.